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Nanostructured Gas Sensors

The authors have produced a comprehensive perspective on nanostructured gas sensors that could be of interest to undergraduate and graduate students as well as researchers in materials science, physical chemistry and nano-engineering.

The readers are introduced to gas sensing through various principles of catalytic, thermal conductivity and electrochemical sensors. Metal oxide nanostructures are particularly covered in detail for improving the performance of gas sensors through nanoparticles of noble gases, metal doping or mixing with other nanomaterials.

The author has also provided supporting chapters on the basics of nanomaterials and nanostructures. This is extended by coverage of imaging modalities (SEM/TEM, atomic force microscopy) and additional analytical methods like UV visible and Fourier IR spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction methods.

Readers interested in fabrication techniques can expect a thorough discussion on photolithography and physical/chemical and hydrothermal deposition methods. Furthermore, the authors also give a perspective on application-oriented developments in various industries (health care, automotive, environmental) and future innovations like electronic noses and miniaturization with circuit integration, having wireless gas sensors in mind.

Review by Axel Mainzer Koenig, CEO, Mainzer Koenig Research Associates, Portland, OR, USA

The opinions expressed in the book review section are those of the reviewer and do not necessarily reflect those of OPN or its publisher, Optica (formerly OSA).


Publish Date: 30 November 2023

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